scouts-l Mail Archive for March of 2000: Re: Communications
Calvin H. Gray (405geezer@IGG-TX.NET
Fri Mar 24 2000 - 14:05:43 CST
> Hi all,
> Calvin's comments about eGroups are excellent. However, it is not
> necessary to set up such a group through a commercial entity. We have just
> (in the past couple of months) completed collecting e-mail addresses for
> all the families in our troop with e-mail (all but 4 out of 40+ families),
> and I have set up a personal group within my own e-mail system so that at
> the touch of a button I can send notes, etc. to all families.
> I expect most e-mail systems have such a capability (the newer ones
> anyway), and strongly encourage troops that aren't using such a system to
> start doing so. Saves a ton of time, money, effort, etc. Also avoids the
> problem of "pop-up" ads Calvin alluded to.
One advantage of eGroups is that a monthly message archive is
maintained and there are other useful features not available within a
personal e-mail program. The other significant advantage is that anyone
on the list may post a message...similar to SCOUTS-L...without having to
establish the entire list of e-mail addresses on their computer.
By the way, the eGroup ads aren't of the anoying "pop-up" variety.
Rather, a few lines with a URL that you have to click on in order to
access. Other than seeing a few extra lines of text at the end of
each message, the ads are not much of a bother.
Calvin H. Gray
Scoutmaster, Troop 405
I used to be an Owl (WM-62-2-98 @ Philmont)